Holy of Holies
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Holy of Holies

HOLY OF HOLIES

ho'-liz (qodhesh ha-qodhashim, Exodus 26:33, debhir, 1 Kings 6:16, etc.; in the New Testament, hagia hagion, Hebrews 9:3): The name given to the innermost shrine, or adytum of the sanctuary of Yahweh.

1. In the Tabernacle:

The most holy place of the tabernacle in the wilderness (Exodus 26:31-33) was a small cube of 10 cubits (15 ft.) every way. It was divided from the holy Ceiled by curtains which bore cherubic figures embroidered in blue and purple and scarlet (Exodus 26:1), it contained no furniture but the Ark of the Covenant, covered by a slab of gold called the MERCY-SEAT (which see), and having within it only the two stone tables of the Law (see TABERNACLE; ARK OF THE COVENANT). Only the high priest, and he but once a year, on the great clothed in penitential garments, amid a cloud of incense, and with blood of sacrifice (Leviticus 16; compare Hebrews 9:7).

2. In the Temple of Solomon:

The proportions of the most holy place in the first temple were the same as in the tabernacle, but the dimensions were doubled. The sacred chamber was enlarged to 20 cubits (30 ft.) each way. We now meet with the word debhir, "oracle" (1 Kings 6:16, etc.), which with the exception of Psalm 28:2, belonging perhaps to the same age, is met with in Scripture only in the period of Solomon's reign. This sanctum, like its predecessor, contained but one piece of furniture-the Ark of the Covenant. It had, however, one new conspicuous feature in the two large figures of cherubim of olive wood, covered with gold, with wings stretching from wall to wall, beneath which the ark was now placed (1 Kings 6:23-28 2 Chronicles 3:10-13; see TEMPLE).

3. In Later Times:

In Ezekiel's temple plans, which in many things may have been those of the temple of Zerubbabel, the prophet gives 20 cubits as the length and breadth of the most holy place, showing that these figures were regarded as too sacred to undergo change (Ezekiel 41:4). There was then no Ark of the Covenant, but Jewish tradition relates that the blood of the great Day of Atonement was sprinkled on an unhewn stone that stood in its place. In Herod's temple, the dimensions of the two holy chambers remained the same-at least in length and breadth (see TEMPLE, HEROD'S). The holiest place continued empty. In the spoils of the temple depicted on the Arch of Titus there is no representation of the Ark of the Covenant; only of the furniture of the outer chamber or holy place.

4. Figurative:

In the Epistle to the Hebrews we are taught that the true holy of holies is the heaven into which Jesus has now entered to appear in virtue of His own sacrifice in the presence of God for us (Hebrews 9:11). Restriction is now removed, and the way into the holiest is made open for all His people (Hebrews 10:19, 20).

W. Shaw Caldecott

Greek
40. hagios -- sacred, holy
... Usage Holy (92), holy (62), Holy of Holies (1), holy one (5), holy ones (1), holy
place (7), most holy (1), saint (1), saints (59), saints' (1), sanctuary (2). ...
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2665. katapetasma -- a curtain (the inner veil of the temple)
... curtain Definition: (lit: that which is spread out downwards, that which hangs down),
a curtain, veil, of that which separated the Holy of Holies from the ...
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2369. thumiaterion -- altar of incense, a censer
... ordinarily: censer, but) either the altar of incense, or the shovel, on which the
high-priest poured the coals, when he entered the Holy of Holies on the Day ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6944. qodesh -- apartness, sacredness
... consecrated thing (1), consecrated things (2), dedicated (1), dedicated gifts (2),
dedicated things (5), holiness (9), Holy (6), holy (263), holies (6), holy ...
/hebrew/6944.htm - 6k
Library

In the Holy of Holies.
... 24. IN THE HOLY OF HOLIES. [Illustration: Chapter header.] The subject of the sanctuary
was the key which unlocked the mystery of the disappointment of 1844. ...
/.../white/the great controversy between christ and satan /24 in the holy of.htm

In the Holy of Holies
... Chapter 24 In the Holy of Holies. The subject of the sanctuary was the key
which unlocked the mystery of the disappointment of 1844. ...
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Concerning Holy of Holies, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, God of ...
... DIONYSIUS THE AREOPAGITE, ON DIVINE NAMES. CAPUT XII. Concerning Holy of Holies,
King of Kings, Lord of Lords, God of Gods. SECTION I. ...
/.../dionysius/dionysis on divine names/caput xii concerning holy of.htm

Concerning "Holy of Holies," "King of Kings," "Lord of Lords ...
... THE DIVINE NAMES CHAPTER XII Concerning "Holy of holies," "King of kings,"
"Lord of lords," "God of gods.". 1. Forasmuch as the things ...
/.../rolt/dionysius the areopagite/chapter xii concerning holy of.htm

How Pompey had the City of Jerusalem Delivered up to Him but Took ...
... Delivered Up To Him But Took The Temple By Force. How He Went Into The Holy
Of Holies; As Also What Were His Other Exploits In Judea. ...
/.../chapter 7 how pompey had.htm

Phenomena Accompanying the Death of Christ: the Earthquake the ...
... [790] The veil of the Holy of Holies in the Temple was rent asunder, [791] signifying
that the Holy of Holies in heaven is opened to all men through the ...
/.../section 293 phenomena accompanying the.htm

Do You Look for Another? but Daniel Foretells the Exact Time. ...
... and to make atonement for iniquities, and to bring everlasting righteousness, and
to seal vision and prophet, and to anoint a Holy of Holies; and thou shalt ...
/.../athanasius/select works and letters or athanasius/section 39 do you look.htm

Whether the Priesthood of Christ Endures for Ever?
... this consummation of Christ's sacrifice was foreshadowed in this, that the
high-priest of the Old Law, once a year, entered into the Holy of Holies with the ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the priesthood of christ.htm

The Double Altar, Widows and virgins; Gold the Symbol of virginity ...
... to which they bring calves and tithes, and free-will offerings, as a sacrifice to
the Lord; but the golden altar within the [2659] Holy of holies, before the ...
/.../chapter viii the double altar widows.htm

Now it came to Pass, when She was Fourteen Years Old...
... And the Lord said to him: Put all their rods into the holy of holies of God, and
let them remain there, and order them to come to thee on the morrow to get ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of pseudo-matthew/chapter 8 now it came.htm

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Holy Land: All Inheritances In, Inalienable

Holy Land: Allotment of, Specified

Holy Land: Called: Glorious Land

Holy Land: Called: Good Land

Holy Land: Called: Land of Canaan

Holy Land: Called: Land of Immanuel

Holy Land: Called: Land of Israel

Holy Land: Called: Land of Judah

Holy Land: Called: Land of Promise

Holy Land: Called: Land of the Hebrews

Holy Land: Called: Palestine

Holy Land: Called: Pleasant Land

Holy Land: Called: The Land

Holy Land: Called: The Lord's Land

Holy Land: Conquered by Joshua

Holy Land: Divided by Lot

Holy Land: Divided Into: Four Provinces by the Romans

Holy Land: Divided Into: Twelve Provinces by Solomon

Holy Land: Divided Into: Two Kingdoms in the Time of Rehoboam

Holy Land: Extensive Commerce of, in Solomon's Reign

Holy Land: Extent of As at First Divided

Holy Land: Extent of As Promised

Holy Land: Extent of Under Solomon

Holy Land: Extremely Fruitful

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Holy Land: Original Inhabitants of, Expelled for Wickedness

Holy Land: Promised to Abraham

Holy Land: Promised to Given by Covenant to Israel

Holy Land: Promised to Isaac

Holy Land: Promised to Jacob

Holy Land: Prosperity of, in Solomon's Reign

Holy Land: Twelve Men Sent to Spy

Holy of Holies

Holy of Holies was Called The: Holiest of All

Holy of Holies was Called The: Holy Place

Holy of Holies was Called The: Holy Sanctuary

Holy of Holies was Called The: Most Holy Place

Holy of Holies was Called The: Oracle

Holy of Holies was Called The: Sanctuary

Holy of Holies: A Type of Heaven

Holy of Holies: Contained: A Written Copy of the Divine Law

Holy of Holies: Contained: Aaron's Rod

Holy of Holies: Contained: Ark of Testimony

Holy of Holies: Contained: Cherubim

Holy of Holies: Contained: Golden Censer

Holy of Holies: Contained: Mercy-Seat

Holy of Holies: Contained: Pot of Manna

Holy of Holies: Divided from the Outward Tabernacle by a Vail

Holy of Holies: God Appeared In

Holy of Holies: Laid Open to View at Christ's Death

Holy of Holies: Saints Have Boldness to Enter the True

Holy of Holies: The High Priest: Alone to Enter, Once a Year

Holy of Holies: The High Priest: Entered, in Ordinary Priest's Dress

Holy of Holies: The High Priest: Entered, not Without Blood of Atonement

Holy of Holies: The High Priest: Made Atonement For

Holy of Holies: The High Priest: Not to Enter, at all Times

Holy of Holies: The High Priest: Offered Incense In

Holy of Holies: The Priests Allowed to Enter, and Prepare the Holy Things For

Holy One

Holy Place

Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost

Holy Spirit: Antediluvians

Holy Spirit: General Scriptures Concerning

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Azariah

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Balaam

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Bezaleel

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Daniel

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Elizabeth

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Ezekiel

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Gideon

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Jephthah

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Joseph

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Joshua

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of King David

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Othniel

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Samson

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Simeon

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of The Disciples

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of The Seventy Elders

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Zacharias

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Zechariah

Holy Spirit: Israelites

Holy Spirit: People of Sodom

Holy Spirit: Samson

Holy Spirit: Saul

Holy Spirit: Sin Against

Holy Spirit: Withdrawn from Incorrigible Sinners

Holy Week

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He is Known by Saints

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Abides for Ever With Saints

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Communicates Joy to Saints

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Dwells With, and in Saints

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Edifies the Church

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Imparts Hope

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Imparts the Love of God

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Teaches Saints

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Testifies of Christ

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: Given by Christ

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: Given by the Father

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: Given: Through Christ's Intercession

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: Proceeds from the Father

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: Sent by Christ from the Father

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: Sent in the Name of Christ

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: The World Cannot Receive

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Appointing and Sending Ministers

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Author of the New Birth

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Called God

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Comforter of the Church

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Convincing of Sin, of Righteousness, and of Judgment

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Creator

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Directing where the Gospel should be Preached

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Dwelling in Saints

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Equal To, and One With the Father

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Eternal

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Inspiring Scripture

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Jehovah

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Jehovah of Hosts

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Jehovah, Most High

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Joined With the Father and the Son in the Baptismal

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Omnipotent

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Omnipresent

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Omniscient

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Raising Christ from the Dead

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Sanctifying the Church

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Sovereign Disposer of all Things

The Holy Spirit: is God: As the Source of Miraculous Power

The Holy Spirit: is God: As the Source of Wisdom

The Holy Spirit: is God: As the Spirit of Glory and of God

The Holy Spirit: is God: As the Witness

The Holy Spirit: is God: Being Invoked As Jehovah

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Appoints and Commissions Ministers

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Can be Grieved

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Can be Resisted

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Can be Tempted

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Can be Vexed

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Comforts

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Creates and Gives Life

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Directs Ministers where not to Preach

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Directs Ministers where to Preach

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Dwells With Saints

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Glorifies Christ

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Guides

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Has a Power of his Own

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Helps Our Infirmities

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Instructs Ministers What to Preach

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Reproves

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Sanctifies

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Searches all Things

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Spoke In, and By, the Prophets

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Strives With Sinners

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Teaches

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Testifies of Christ

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Works According to his own Will

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Brings the Words of Christ to Remembrance

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Directs in the Way of Godliness

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Directs the Decisions of the Church

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Enables Ministers to Teach

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Guides Into all Truth

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Reveals the Future

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Reveals the Things of Christ

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Reveals the Things of God

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Teaches Saints to Answer Persecutors

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As the Spirit of Wisdom

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: Attend to the Instruction of

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: Given in Answer to Prayer

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: Given: To Saints

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: Necessity For

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: Promised

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: The Natural Man Will not Receive the Things of

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